No Cause Yet in RDO Plant Fire
by KVRR Newsroom
January 22, 2014
A fire that burned down an RDO potato warehouse in Perham, Minnesota is still under investigation.
The large blaze was battled by 130 firefighters from 20 departments.
The fight was especially hard because of ground blizzard conditions with 40 below wind chills.
The fire chief says equipment froze and broke down in the extreme conditions and several firefighters had minor injuries when they slipped on ice.
Employees were in the building before the fire started, loading potatoes for the Barrel of Fun potato chip plant in Perham.